Throwing Error Out

HOW often the adult has profited by the voicing of a simple truth by a little child! Our great Master, Christ Jesus, said, "Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, this same thought is given us (pp. 323, 324): "Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear,—this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony."

An experience once came to the writer's attention which brings out the truth of these two statements. A little child, a Christian Scientist, was suffering from a physical difficulty. After a Christian Science practitioner had talked to him of God and the good things of God, the question was asked of the child, "What are you going to do about it?" With radiant joy and spontaneity the child replied, "Oh, I am going to throw error out, and just believe in God."

In order to "throw error out," or to get rid of a false belief of either sickness or sin, it is often necessary to dig deep down in consciousness and to cast out every root of the evil belief, in order that joy and peace, which result from trust in God, may be manifested. It is essential, if we would make a complete demonstration, that each wrong thought be uprooted and cast aside. Through active, obedient, right spiritual thinking, each and every suggestion of evil may be vigorously opposed by the truth as taught in Christian Science; and through this process it is possible for thoughts of humility, childlike simplicity, receptivity, and joy to replace wrong thoughts, or suggestions of evil, so that the purifying, healing Christ shall be ushered in.

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Right Thinking
June 4, 1927

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